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Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC

LONDON, WC2A 1EN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 9950
Fax:
Fax 020 7430 2818
Email:
Web:
www.33cllaw.com

Fiona Jackson

Tel:
Work 020 7440 9950
Email:
33 Chancery Lane (Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC)

Position

Specialises in domestic and international fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering; international mutual legal assistance; compliance issues; proceeds of crime and tracing; civil and criminal asset recovery; business crime and international regulatory work. Acts for a wide range of prominent defence and prosecution clients, companies and individuals, including prosecuting authorities, regulatory agencies and police forces, foreign governments and receivers in all courts. Cases include issues of restraint and freezing, receivership, confiscation, significant cash seizure and asset forfeiture, and major fraud, money laundering and business crime trials. Often instructed because of her ability to advise and represent throughout the lifespan of a case from the very outset by defending or prosecuting pre-charge/pre-action restraint and freezing proceedings, appearing in contested hearings and trials, then dealing with confiscation issues and linked asset/civil recovery proceedings at the conclusion. Advises agencies on nationwide policy issues and frequently lectures in her areas of practice.

Career

Called 1998.

Member

Committee member of Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association; Vice-President of Women Barristers; Vice-Chair of Bar Council's Equality & Diversity Committee; Member of Bar Council International Committee and South Eastern Circuit Bar Mess Committee; Criminal Bar Association


London Bar

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading juniors

Fiona Jackson - 33 Chancery LaneExtremely knowledgable, and a genuine expert in POCA and asset forefeiture matters.

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Undoubtedly number one in this practice area’, 33 Chancery Lanecertainly leads in POCA and asset forefeiture cases’. The set had a large number of members involved on various sides of confiscation proceedings in the wake of the conviction of Ketan Somaia, who was found guilty of various forms of fraud and subjected to a £20.5m confiscation order. The matter went to the Court of Appeal to consider whether confiscation was possible after a privately-prosecuted conviction (Kennedy Talbot QC, Catherine Collins and Ian Smith for the prosecution, Penelope Small for the defendant, and Martin Evans QC, Barry Stancombe and Fiona Jackson for various third parties). In addition, eight members, including some of the aforementioned, have been involved representing parties such as the Serious Fraud Office in multi-jurisdictional litigation concerning Gerald Smith, who was convicted in 2007 of a £35m fraud.

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